Golf Club at Ballantyne, The

4.4329000000 4.4 stars from 5 (164)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6740 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

  • 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277, Mecklenburg County
  • (704) 248-4383
  • (704) 341-9732
  • www.theballantynehotel.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Architect Land Design, LLC (1997)
Type: Resort/Public
Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf
Fairways: Hybrid Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Dana Rader Golf School"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, at certain times
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate dress attire includes collared shirt, Bermuda length shorts, no jeans or jean shorts, no halter tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6740 yards 71.7 132
White 71 6125 yards 69.1 128
White (W) 71 6125 yards 75.3 140
Green 71 5400 yards 66.1 121
Green (W) 71 5400 yards 71.2 130
Red 71 4760 yards 62.8 110
Red (W) 71 4760 yards 66.9 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 164 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

153 out of 161 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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mikesti33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect as Always!"


nomad6923's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Once again, Ballantyne doesn't disappoint. The staff is very kind and friendly. You can't beat the facilities, especially the proximity of the driving range/multiple practice greens/ and the mini-clubhouse to the first tee. Most importantly, the course was in top-notch condition, considering it's been pretty dry the last 10 days. The greens are rolling as quick as ever, and you definitely want to stay below the hole. The 18th hole is undoubtadly the best closing hole around, featuring views of the resort. However, I recommend playing the course Monday-Thursday ($60), opposed to $80+ on the weekend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"best greens on any public course ANYWHERE!!!"


putterboy14's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

staff friendliness was GREAT!!! greens are always perfect!!! fairways fine and dandy. need some new sand in bunkers.getting a little thin...best practice areas found anywhere!!! well stocked pro shop. bag service was top notch. even though the young man who put my golf bag in my trunk hit my bumper and left a scratch. EVEN after I told him it was heavy and to be carful. but he was real nice about it.so no big deal...LOVE LOVE LOVE the greens!!!! thanks for a great round. Greg


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf"


uIRWF3657IR's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On vacation for 5 days and I was over excised yes I will return again I also text some of my golfers drienso they can visit .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Almost perfect"


Benjamin938's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved everything about course and people. Their policy of adding tax to everything instead of including it in rack rate and food and drink cost left me feeling "nickel and dined". Selling for 3 times the store price should be enough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Simply the best public course in Charlotte"


ZOTKE582's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Without a doubt this is the best public course in the Charlotte area. The layout was very good, and the course conditions were fantastic. I will be going back as much as I can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day except the pace of play"


JeffHorak's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super course in great shape. Hard to understand that they were runnuning on schedule with tee times and the first 6 holes took 2 hours to play. A ranger finally came out and either people left or they pushed them along as the final 12 holes played a decent pace.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautifull glf course"


u000003061725's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course lived up to my expectations

Looking forward to playing there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Somes44's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not from around the area but I had really high expectations for this course from all of the reviews I read. First and foremost the staff was top notch! The greens were ok and still a little bumpy in spots but rolled fairly true considering it's a public course and not all players have the etiquette to repair the greens on approach shots. The pace of play was horrendous; actually the longest round I have ever played!! 6 hours for 18 holes is pathetic!!! Granted I get not everyone is a high caliber golfer but it's up to the course to manage pace of play and waiting 10 minutes between holes is unacceptable for a course that isn't that long to begin with. I hope this is just a one off but I definitely will be very hesitant to play again for the price tag of $85 plus.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is a must play!"


u000007053288's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My dad, brother, and myself are out of towners who came to Charlotte to celebrate my daughter's wedding. I was looking for a nice course to play to celebrate this joyous occasion and Ballantyne exceeded my high expectations. The golf course was is pristine condition! The greens putted true, the fairways were well manicured, and the layout was very nice!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Copperpeak2001's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play-thin grass"


u247824815's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very slow play over booked. Very late growth stage for spring. Greens smooth, good pace, wouldn't hold, hard.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"ballantyne"


cwisicle's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was worth 5 stars. Best greens I've played on in years. Actually had grass to hit off of in the fairway. Paid 49 through golfnow prepay special and was worth every penny. The ones complaining about buildings around the course obv hasn't played in the middle of a city before. I don't pay attention to anything but the course and the scenery whenever I go somewhere. Was def challenging. 18 was a great finishing hole. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it took me driving around 25 minutes and asking 3 different people where the proshop was. Gps took me to the premier building. proshop is right beside the gallery restaurant and ballantyne motel. No signs whatsoever telling you where to go.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice enough but needs maintenance"


mtaxman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found this on my own. Good price. Good crew. Mediocre course condition. Greens needed rolling. Way too bumpy. Good traps. Nice rolling terrain. Have to think your way around. Many holes with side hill influences so driving needs to be precise.

It's a lower level "resort" course. Attached to a business hotel so a lot of slower play. At least they have a ranger out there but players think of their game as being better than it is and can lack course etiquette.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


Wingedwheel94's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is by far the best public course in Charlotte. Greens are fast, but reward good shorts, bunkers are perfect, and all fairways and tee boxes were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mark6329702's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Played here before."


u00000969471's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some tees and greens in bad condition. Starter, very nice, paired us with a single. Speed of play was good until the 13th hole when we caught up with a twosome. They were playing with rentals, dressed in jeans and all over the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


Carlos2707947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great experience. Very good conditions and facilities. Excelent greens. I recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Don't get the hype"


MTC5105's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is my second time playing this course and honestly, I fail to understand the hype behind it. Both times I have been underwhelmed by it. The $80 price tag is way too high. The overall conditions of the course were okay at best. Many tee boxes were chewed with sandy patches scattered throughout. I understand it's still early in the season, but I'd expect much better considering the steep price tag. I will say the greens are solid. They definitely roll true.

In addition to the above, the overall layout of the course is just not that good. Zero memorable holes. Many of which take you through an industrial park with views of large office buildings. That really takes away from a golf course to me.

Overall, I find everything about this course to be average. There's just no value to the whole experience. To call it the best public golf course in the Charlotte area is a joke to me. It's not a bad course by any means and it's worth checking out. I just wouldn't get my hopes up for anything special.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Played this in March"


Christophe2453357's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Greens were in great shape and the rest of the course has not grown in yet, which is to be expected but a very nice layout. Watch out for hole#8 as all of groups GPS yardage finders were off by 60-100 yards with approach shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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